OrderPaperToday- The National Assembly have disclosed that it will begin effecting gradual amendments to the Electoral Act; in order to strongly incorporate the use of card readers and validate it as a constitutional process of conducting elections Nigeria.
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Zakari Mohammed (APC, Kwara State), revealed this on Monday in Ilorin while chatting with reporters.
According to him, the amendment to the nation’s Electoral Act, would be done to put a stop to the Supreme Court’s recent observations and pronouncements concerning the constitutional relevance of card readers in the Nigeria’s electoral process.
Mohammed said lawmakers would work towards making the use of card readers legally binding in order not to rubbish the record set for Nigeria’s electoral reforms through the use of the facility.
“The court was stating the law in those judgments you mentioned but you and I know that the card reader was very helpful in giving credibility to the elections. So, we will work on it,” he promised.